(UPDATE BELOW STORY) Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton will be visiting Lakewood today, Yeshivaworld has learned. Mr. David Lichtenstein, Chairman and CEO of The Lightstone Group, who lives in Monsey, NY and whose company Lightstone Group has its headquarters in Lakewood, is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary at 20 Autumn Road this evening at 6:00PM.
There are numerous construction vehicles, police cars and nondescript government vehicles parked in the area of 20 Autumn Road – the location of Lictenstein’s (former) Lakewood home.
A source tells Yeshivaworld that Mr. Benjamin Ringel, who lives in Lawrence, NY, and is active in the Clinton campaign, has been leading the campaign in the Orthodox world to raise funds for the Democrats – and is running this event with Lichtenstein.
Many rumors have been passed around regarding the Senator possibly visiting BMG. Yeshivaworld has confirmed, that she will not be meeting with any Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva, nor will she be brought into the Yeshiva.
UPDATED 6:20PM EST: Yeshivaworld has learned, that NJ Governor Corzine will be attending the fundraiser at the (former) home of Mr. David Lichtenstein this evening.
Dozens of cops from the federal, state, and local levels are in the area currently. K9 dogs, SWAT teams, and a Hatzolah ambulance are there as well. Additionally, Kimball Medical Center has been placed on “stand-by”.
(YW News Desk / YW-456)